Although we're architects, we believe we do culture; architecture is culture, and the topics we tackle will always arise a broader debate.
The shan-shui city idea is trying to bring traditional values and ways of living to modern high-rise architecture.
In the past, young, talented architects worked together to form a strong social agenda and communicate with a larger audience. That's what today's architecture community should be.
When I graduated from high school, I thought I wanted to make science fiction movies, so I applied to film school, but I couldn't get in. A professor told me I should try architecture instead.
I'm trying to create architecture as landscape. But I'm not copying nature.
Chaoyang Park Plaza is about how to carry the traditional culture into a new format in modern architecture. Instead of building a boundary between the city and the park, I tried to design this building to emerge from the natural landscape.
My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like extreme homes. Like buying a bridge and turning it into a house or something like that. I really am interested in home design or something like that... architecture.
What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.
The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.
Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.
Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.
I think it is widely agreed that Carl Steinitz, over the 50 years he taught at Harvard, has been one of the most important figures in influencing the theory and practice of landscape architecture and the application of computer technology to planning.
Landscape architecture is basically geodesign; it's designing geography. And yet geodesign is not only done by landscape architects, it's done by some of the world's largest corporations.
London is one of the most civilised places in the world for the procedure of making architecture and urban design.
I came to architecture from building. Because my father was a builder, everybody was - and is - a builder in my family.
In a way I spend my entire life stealing from everything - from the past, from cities I love, from where I grew up - grabbing things, taking not only from architecture but from Italy, art, writing, poetry, music.